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Marcus, Joseph A.
Linum berlandieri var. berlandieri Hook.
Berlandier's yellow flax, Yellow Flax, Stiff-stem flax
USDA Symbol: LIBEB2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who colledted plants in Texas and northern Mexico.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AR , CO , KS , LA , NE , NM , OK , TX Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Woodlands edge, Opening USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Gravelly, Sandy, Sandy Loam
BenefitUse Other: Fibers, Oil
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2008-06-18
Research By: TWC Staff